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JFF Summer 2015 Season

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POWER RANKINGS – Installment #4 of 9

 

 

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Team & Their Upcoming Opponent(s)

Website Manager's Comments

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Cincinnati Bengals (@ Ball_Is_Life044) 5-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Panthers 49-10 (Week Six); Lost to the JFF Colts 42-31 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Ravens (Week Eight); vs. JFF Jaguars (Week Nine)

Comment: Well, the defending JFF Super Bowl Champion finally lost his first game of the season … well, uhm, “technically.”  It’s a scenario reminiscent of when The Natural, the Fall 2006 and Fall 2014 Champion ended up losing three games “technically” because of mishaps to do with game scheduling (During the Fall 2014 season, The Natural’s JFF Carolina Panthers were actually undefeated, but on-paper, they finished the Regular Season 13-3-0 with all three losses being the result of simulated CPU losses).  Shane does not have another match-up with a human user until Week Twelve, but then he wraps up the Regular Season with five out of his last six games being against human competition.  We’ll see how things go then.

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Seattle Seahawks (@ poefield109) 5-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Cowboys 29-14 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Rams 38-17 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Panthers (Week Eight); vs. JFF Raiders (Week Nine)

Comment: All you have to remember about the NFC West, now that Soldier is gone, is Week Twelve and Week Sixteen.  The two competitive weeks that will determine who wins the NFC West Division title.  Week Twelve:  Cadillac’s JFF Seahawks are at home.  Week Sixteen:  Cadillac’s JFF Seahawks are on the road in Arizona.  The Cadillac vs. Damian rivalry got started during the Fall 2014 season, and really has never let up.  Can’t wait until Week Twelve.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ UNCLE___SAM) 6-0-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Ravens 82-23 (Week Six)

Next Up: vs. JFF Vikings (Week Eight); AT JFF Browns (Week Nine)

Comment: You’re almost tempted to feel sorry for Top Dawgg and his undefeated JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Why would you feel sorry for them you ask?  They have no rivals in the NFC South Division (Top Dawgg and The Natural had a very feisty rivalry, to say the least), and Tampa Bay can essentially be already crowned the NFC South Division Champions right now.  No drama, no controversy, and no human opponent until Week Eleven.  Things are just bad for Tampa Bay . . . but in a ‘good’ way.

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Dallas Cowboys (@ TD33DORSETT) 6-1-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Seahawks 29-14 (Week Six); Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 66-17 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Redskins (Week Eight); vs. JFF Cardinals (Week Nine)

Comment: If you look at the final score of the game between Dallas and Seattle, you might get the misleading impression that the entire game was a blowout in favor of Seattle.  Not so.  This was actually a very close, competitive game up until around the middle of the Fourth Quarter, and then Seattle began to dominate.  If these two rivals meet in the NFC Conference playoffs, it should be a really good rematch.

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Arizona Cardinals (@ INGLEWOODD) 6-0-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Redskins 42-10 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Raiders 56-38 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Eagles (Week Eight); AT JFF Cowboys (Week Nine)

Comment: Even though the league is only in Week Eight and Week Nine, Damian is starting with the heavy-duty trash talk early with his favorite NFC West rival, Cadillac.  These two rarely get too personal, preferring to keep their trash talk lively and competition-related.  They meet for the first of two meetings in Week Twelve, but guess who Damian’s second-favorite trash talking rival is?  That’s right.  Good ol’ Cliff and his JFF Dallas Cowboys.  They meet yet again in Week Nine.

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Denver Broncos (@ VitalMindz5) 4-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF N.Y. Jets 39-37 (Week Six); Defeated JFF 49ers 24-10 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Chargers (Week Eight); AT JFF Patriots (Week Nine)

Comment: Kory G “talked the talk” and more importantly, “walked the walk.”  There was a time back in late April, early May when Kory was not at all interested in participating in the league’s Summer season.  Kory was like, “I’ve had enough of Madden 15.  I am just ready for Madden 16 to come out.”  Then came the return of the cocky, outspoken Spring / Summer 2013 JFF Super Bowl Champion known as Pasadena Soldier.  Not only did Soldier’s mouth motivate the cocky Kory to re-join the league, but he even specifically chose the JFF Denver Broncos just so he could play Soldier’s JFF 49ers.  Then ... get this … starting QB Peyton Manning was INJURED!  A blowout victory for sure in favor of Soldier’s JFF 49ers, right?  WRONG!  Back-up QB Brock Osweiler (everyone is like, “Who?!?”) completes 18 of 30 passes for 292 passing yards and 1 touchdown.  Soldier was so embarrassed over the loss, that he quit the league (for the second time; Soldier also abruptly quit after a 5-0-0 start during the Fall 2013 season).  Kory said, “I came, I saw, I played, and I conquered.  Soldier … you’re dismissed.”  And then, “poof.”  No more Soldier.

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Kansas City Chiefs (@ ShadySlick) 5-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Chargers 40-34 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Rams (Week Eight); vs. JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Nine)

Comment: Shady is sort of “chillin’ and layin’ low” until his big AFC West rematch contest with Kory G’s JFF Denver Broncos in Week Thirteen, but in the meantime, he has two other human opponents coming up in Week Ten (JFF Bills) and Week Eleven (JFF Seahawks).  But make no mistake:  The big red “X” on the calendar is reserved for dem dat dere JFF Broncos.  That is going to be a great rematch.

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Green Bay Packers (@ BarNone12000) 7-0-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Dolphins 41-7 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Panthers 48-10 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Saints (Week Eight); “BYE” Week (Week Nine)

Comment: If there is one undefeated team in the league that is more or less “flying under the radar,” it is Tim Dog’s JFF Green Bay Packers.  Green Bay has played quite a few CPU-controlled teams in the last couple of weeks, and do not have another human opponent until Week Ten when they engage in an NFC North rematch with Que’s JFF Chicago Bears.  If Green Bay wins that game, just go ahead and crown Tim Dog NFC North Division Champions for the second time in the last three seasons.  The JFF Packers know how to accumulate interceptions.

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Indianapolis Colts (@ champ31p) 6-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Texans 41-31 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Bengals 42-31 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Steelers (Week Eight); AT JFF N.Y. Giants (Week Nine)

Comment: Champ got sort of “lucky” in Week Seven, being able to gain an Auto Pilot victory over Shane’s previously undefeated JFF Cincinnati Bengals.  Champ was not at all excited about the CPU victory.  “I’d always rather play live human competition than the CPU.  Playing the CPU is not really fun.”  Champ will receive some human competition in Week Eight courtesy of DMan’s upstart JFF Pittsburgh Steelers.  That should be a really good AFC match-up.

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Chicago Bears (@ Queesdoe812) 5-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Falcons 28-10 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Panthers 41-17 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Patriots (Week Eight); “BYE” Week (Week Nine)

Comment: Que faces two human opponents in Week Eight and Week Ten, with a much deserved “BYE” Week in-between the two games.  Que really needs to win both of those games if he has any legitimate hopes of stealing away the NFC North Division title from Green Bay.

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New England Patriots (@ SLIMDAWG1979) 5-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Bills 13-7 (Week Six); Defeated JFF N.Y. Jets 63-28 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bears (Week Eight); vs. JFF Broncos (Week Nine)

Comment: Andrew is one of two league members this week who has two back-to-back contests against human competition (the other team being Cliff’s JFF Dallas Cowboys).  First up:  Que’s victory-hungry JFF Chicago Bears, and then right after that, Kory’s rejuvenated JFF Denver Broncos.  Are the JFF Patriots up for the task?  We shall see!  New England might just have the most underrated defense in the league, and is currently leading the league in team sacks.

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Buffalo Bills (@ ModeOne4Ever) 5-2-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Patriots 13-7 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Vikings 35-25 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Eight); “BYE” Week (Week Nine)

Comment: Being a close, personal friend of Buffalo Owner / Coach Air Attack (hint, hint, wink, wink), I couldn’t help but to ask his opinion on Soldier’s second “abrupt” departure from The JFF.  His two-word response was “No comment.”  Translation:  “I have two hours’ worth of criticisms and insults that I COULD express, but in the spirit of avoiding negativity, I will just leave that issue alone.  For now.”  That’s how you do it.  Stay classy my friend.

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Pittsburgh Steelers (@ dman_of_God) 6-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Browns 28-7 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Texans 31-3 (Week Seven)

Next Up: vs. JFF Colts (Week Eight); vs. JFF Ravens (Week Nine)

Comment: DMan said, “If you don’t know … now you know!”  Then he said, “JFF … you better RECOGNIZE!!!”  Okay, okay.  The mild-mannered DMan did not express any of those two comments, but his play on the field in his recent game against Deuce’s JFF Texans spoke volumes.  Speedy JFF Steelers HB Dri Archer had three RECEIVING touchdowns … to go along with one rushing touchdown.  Is Archer slowly, but surely becoming the most versatile HB in the league?

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Washington Redskins (@ thawood505) 4-3-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Cardinals 42-10 (Week Six); Defeated JFF Titans 36-24 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Cowboys (Week Eight); AT JFF Vikings (Week Nine)

Comment: Unless someone new suddenly picks up the JFF 49ers or JFF Saints in the next few days, there will only be seven active human users in the NFC Conference.  That means, only ONE human user will not earn a playoff berth in the NFC Conference.  Right now, that one human user would be Haywood and his JFF Washington Redskins.  If Haywood does not want to permanently become the one “odd man out,” he has to start pulling off an upset.  Or two.  Or three.

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Houston Texans (@ deuce1413) 3-4-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Colts 41-31 (Week Six); Lost to the JFF Steelers 31-3 (Week Seven)

Next Up: AT JFF Titans (Week Eight); vs. JFF Eagles (Week Nine)

Comment: Talking about going up the undefeated ladder, and then coming crashing down.  After a 3-0-0 start, Deuce and his JFF Houston Texans have now lost four straight games, with at least two of the four losses being major blowouts.  The “good” news is, Deuce only has two more human opponents remaining on his schedule (JFF Bengals in Week Twelve and JFF Colts again in Week Fifteen).   The “bad” news is, if he loses both of those two games, his AFC Conference playoff hopes will be all but over.

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San Francisco 49ers (@ Pasadena Soldier**) 3-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Rams 49-10 (Week Six); Lost to the JFF Broncos 24-10 (Week Seven)

Next Up: “BYE” Week (Week Eight); vs. JFF Rams (Week Nine)

 

** Pasadena Soldier abruptly quit the league after his Week Seven loss to the JFF Denver Broncos

Comment: A number of league members predicted that former league member Victor Saucier a.k.a. Pasadena Soldier was going to quit the league (again) if the losses started adding up.  And, that is just what happened.  Soldier attempted to use the invalid excuse that “it was the sliders that I couldn’t handle,” but the reality is, Soldier could not handle the prospect of his team not seeing any playoff action at the end of the Regular Season.  During Week Four competition, Soldier guaranteed Da Commish that he would not quit again, and if he did, he would give Da Commish fair warning ahead of time.  Did not happen.  Winners win, Losers try harder, and Quitters quit.  I think we know which one of those three categories Soldier belongs in.

 

 

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